Friday, March 30, 2012

Feeling Discouraged? Read This.

When I was a child, I used to wake up, come down the stairs, go to the kitchen and usually find the lap of one of my parents to curl up in until I woke up.  The desire of a child is always to find that place of security, warmth and love in the arms of their parents.
   When our children were very young and having fussy times or were sleepy, I used to walk with them in my arms and sing softly to them.  Not sure who was more happy to be having this happen, them or me?  I found great joy in it.
   That is why when we are discouraged or feel beat up, and we all do at times, it is important that we hear this picture about our Heavenly Father from Zephaniah 3:

17 The LORD your God is with you,
   he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
   he will quiet you with his love,
   he will rejoice over you with singing.” 

He is mighty, so I can feel secure.  He delights in me, so I can be quiet and feel at peace.  And He rejoices over me with singing, so I can bask in the warmth of His love and find rest.

No matter what is happening around me, how can I be afraid or discouraged when the One who holds the universe in His hands, and is directing my life, is caring for me like this?

Be at peace today because He cares that much for you.

1 comment:

  1. It's interesting how every human grow deeper in God. I grew up with 15 siblings, and there is a saying that say; "you don't missed what you never had," but I did miss, at times, that hug and place of security in my parents arms.

    One day I was very lonely and sad, I kneel down and asked God to fill me with His love, at that moment, I feel how His presence fill the room, and I feel His arms around me, in such way with so much love and joy... I can't explain that presence... from that day on I am a different person, full of joy, laughter, love, understanding things I never see before, positive... I want to share this place of security, warmth and love in the arms of my Heavenly Father, with everyone I find on my way...

    Thank you, Pastor Pat, for the posting. It brings refreshing waters...
    God Bless!